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Epiphanios Hexamilites, vestarches and judge of the Velum (eleventh century)

 
 

Obverse

The Mother of God seated on a backless throne with the medallion of Christ in her lap. Traces of an inscription on either side: ..ΘΥ̅: [Μ(ήτη)ρ] Θ(εο)ῦ. Above, on either side, the words of an invocation:

Θ̣Κ̣Ε̣ΟΗΘΕΙ

Θ(εοτό)κε βοήθει

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a decoration above. Border of dots.

  
ΕΠΙΑ̣ΝΙ
ΕΣΤ..Χ̣
ΚΡΙΤ,Τ...Λ̣
ΤΕ..Ι
 ΛΙΤΙ 

Ἐπιφανίῳ βεστ[άρ]χ(ῃ) (καὶ) κριτ(ῇ) τ(οῦ) βήλ(ου) τῷ Ἐξ[αμ]ιλίτι

Obverse

The Mother of God seated on a backless throne with the medallion of Christ in her lap. Traces of an inscription on either side: ..ΘΥ̅: [Μ(ήτη)ρ] Θ(εο)ῦ. Above, on either side, the words of an invocation:

Θ̣Κ̣Ε̣ΟΗΘΕΙ

Θ(εοτό)κε βοήθει

Reverse

Inscription of five lines, a decoration above. Border of dots.

  
ΕΠΙΑ̣ΝΙ
ΕΣΤ..Χ̣
ΚΡΙΤ,Τ...Λ̣
ΤΕ..Ι
 ΛΙΤΙ 

Ἐπιφανίῳ βεστ[άρ]χ(ῃ) (καὶ) κριτ(ῇ) τ(οῦ) βήλ(ου) τῷ Ἐξ[αμ]ιλίτι

Accession number BZS.1951.31.5.712
Diameter 26.0 mm; field: 20.0 mm
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Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει Ἐπιφανίῳ βεστάρχῃ καὶ κριτῇ τοῦ βήλου τῷ Ἐξαμιλίτι.

Mother of God, help Epiphanios Hexamilites, vestarch and judge of the Velum.

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